Anthony "Tiny" Biuso

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Anthony "Tiny Bubz" Biuso
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Anthony "Tiny Bubz" Biuso playing drums with T.S.O.L. at GV30 in 2011
Background information
Also known as Tiny Bubz
Born (1970-08-19) August 19, 1970 (age 44)
Queens, New York City, United States
Genres Hardcore punk, heavy metal, punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1988–present
Associated acts Rude Awakening
The Dickies
T.S.O.L.
Hed (pe)
Nick Menza
Rhino Bucket
Dizzy Reed
Anthony Gallo
Rick Torres
MC Ren
Lindsey Troy
Bad Xample
Gina Schock
Cliff Dorfman
The Sixes
Moby
Laura Dawn
The Cadillac Tramps
Doyle
Notable instruments
Crush, Sabian, Evan's Drumheads, Vic Firth

Anthony "Tiny Bubz" Biuso is best known for his drumming in the punk bands T.S.O.L.[1] The Dickies[2] and Hed (pe). He has collaborated with many bands and artists including MC Ren (from N.W.A), Lindsey Troy, former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, Guns N' Roses Dizzy Reed, composer Rick Torres, SIN 34 guitarist Anthony Gallo, Chodle's Trunk, The Cadillac Tramps, Rude Awakening, The Ooks of Hazard, The Spider Accomplice, Bad Xample, Gina Schock of The Go Go's, Cliff Dorfman, The Sixes, Moby, Laura Dawn and Rhino Bucket, as well as composing music and sound effects for film, T.V. and commercials.,[3]

Early life[edit]

Born Anthony Peter Biuso in Queens, New York City on August 19, 1970. Anthony attended a Catholic elementary school in Long Island and lists his hometown as Wantagh, New York. As a kid he studied Jazz, Dixieland and later in High school Marching Band. As a senior he was asked to join the Long Island Youth Orchestra as a snare and tympani player. Anthony's biggest influence came when he first heard Led Zeppelin's John Bonham as well as Billy Joel's Liberty Devitto and Kiss's Peter Criss, In an Interview he said “I can remember seeing Kiss in 1980 and coming home crying because I wanted to be Peter Criss so badly.”[4] In 1988, after growing up and previously studying music and percussion at the "Long Island Drum Center",[5] he decided to move to Southern California and pursue his dream of becoming a full fledged rock star. Entering the music scene in L.A. he met many like minded musicians and eventually enrolled into the Musicians Institute in Hollywood earning him the nickname "Tiny Bubz".[6]

Career[edit]

In 1988 after 6 months at M.I., Anthony joined his first real band, the Hardcore/Thrash group "Rude Awakening" honing his skills for live performances as well as his chops for future studio gigs. In 1991 he left Rude Awakening for the soulful hard rock act Bad Xample. He recorded an ep with the band at the famed Sound City Studios in Los Angeles in early 1992 with producer Greg Fidelman (Metallica,Jet, and Slayer) After that he joined the group "Full Metal Racket", who also made a brief appearance on the 98 Warped Tour. "Tiny" toured Europe with Rude in 98 and 99. He also recorded albums for MC Ren (from N.W.A), Lindsey Troy (Electra)and Popa.[7] In 2002 he met and collaborated with former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza by writing the song "Life Back" for Menza's first solo record "Life After Deth". Soon after in 2003 Anthony was hired by the punk band "The Dickies" for several U.S. tours.[8] In 2004 he also joined punk band "T.S.O.L." balancing his time and energy between both acts. He was also the house drummer at L.A.'s Cat Club. In 2007 Anthony was asked to join the band Hed (pe) to tour and record their album "New World Orphans" which was released on January 13, 2009, eventually making its way up to #73 on the Billboard charts. In August 2008 Anthony left Hed (pe) to devote more time to his main group T.S.O.L., who in 2009 won the "Best So. Cal Punk Band" award given by the OC Weekly Music Awards as well as recording two full length albums, "Who's Screwin' Who" and "Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Free Downloads". In 2010 he was asked to play on Rhino Bucket's album "Who's Got Mine".[9] He also writes for Modern Drummer Magazine and as of 2013 still plays and records with T.S.O.L.[10][11]
As of August 13th, 2014, Biuso was chosen to fill-in for the band Doyle on their first U.S. Tour after original drummer Dr. Chud dropped out.

Music for Film, T.V. and Commercials[edit]

Anthony has composed music and sound effects alongside long time friend composer/songwriter Rick Torres.

Books[edit]

Anthony can be seen in the new book by Jules Follet, Sticks And Skins.[12]

Session Work[edit]

Anthony's session work includes recording for Dizzy Reed current and original member of Guns N' Roses. Rude Awakening He has also contributed to Mega Traxx drum library. Laura Dawn and the Sixes Lindsey Troy Rhino Bucket Full Metal Racket Bad Xample Sam Austin Morrow Hed PE TSOL

Endorsements[edit]

Anthony endorses Crush Drums, Danmar, Sabian, Evans drumheads, Vic Firth,[13] Brixton,Vector Bass drum pedals.[14] Black Fly and Hurley.

Discography[edit]

Title Release Label Band
Life After Deth 2002 Menzanator Nick Menza
New World Orphans 2009 Suburban Noize Hed (pe)
Who's Screwin' Who[15] 2005 Cleopatra Records T.S.O.L.
Live from Long Beach[16] 2007 Cider City Records T.S.O.L
Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Free Downloads 2009 Hurley International T.S.O.L.
Who's Got Mine? 2010 Acetate Records Rhino Bucket

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